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Procurment Manager

Type: Permanent
Location: Co Down
Salary: Competative

On behalf of our client, a global development and manufacturing organisation, we are seeking to recruit a Senior Buyer.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the Procurement professional will support the department in managing material and overhead expenditure and delivery, identifying and supporting opportunities for cost savings, ensuring departmental policies and procedures are aligned to corporate objectives and managing departmental KPIs. 

Main Activities/Tasks

  • Ensuring that all Materials and Services are sourced, ordered and delivered in a timely and cost effective manner to meet weekly production and organisational requirements;
  • Managing vendor performance on an ongoing basis, ensuring consistent quality and compliance with GMP and GDP requirements with on time in full delivery;
  • Assisting Technical Procurement Team with all NPD projects on a raw material sourcing basis; 
  • Procurement lead for Purchase-to-Pay system, supporting the business and end user needs;
  • Establishing and delivering measurable KPIs for all levels of procurement activities including supplier performance, cost savings and inventory targets, aligning with corporate objectives / targets and reporting to senior management on a timely basis;
  • Working with key internal stakeholders to minimise the risk of interruption to supply to new and existing product portfolios, thus supporting Customer OTIF - to include supporting the inventory model and minimising risk of stock obsolescence;
  • Contract and price optimisation for consumables, overheads and capital expenditure, with ongoing market analysis of spend categories and profiles.  This will include conducting thorough RFQ activities, negotiating competitive commercial terms and working with our legal department to agree comprehensive contracts to protect the company’s interests and mitigate risk. 
  • Managing a team of buyers supporting the operational and strategic needs of the business.


Essential Criteria:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally in a commercial / business discipline;
  • Minimum of 5 Years’ experience in a Procurement role, ideally in a high compliance / regulated manufacturing environment (e.g. Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, food);
  • Demonstrable experience of tendering / RFQs, contract negotiation, supplier management and the sourcing and selection of suppliers;
  • Strong organizational and prioritisation skills, used to working in a busy and challenging environment, managing multiple procurement tasks / projects concurrently;
  • Highly numerate with strong IT skills, including advanced Excel (e.g. pivot tables, lookups) and with demonstrable experience in ERP / MRP systems;
  • Demonstrating initiative, taking ownership of tasks and have the tenacity, drive and ambition to complete tasks within tight deadlines;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and be confident of liaising at all levels to both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to facilitate occasional travel requests.


Desirable Criteria:

  • CIPS or equivalent certification;
  • Demonstrable experience of managing Purchase-to-Pay system;
  • Previous staff management experience.



The Senior Buyer can expect a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Further information is available to applicants.

To apply please send your CV to Patricia in Microsoft word format by clicking on the link and I will contact you in confidence. Please note only applicants that match this criteria can be considered for the role.


Please ensure your CV is accurate and up to date. The CV should include your full employment history inclusive of dates, all academic achievements and full personal contact details.



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